Plumbing - Level 1

Course Code: CM1FE251


In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
24/01/2022Bispham Campus19 WeeksApply
05/09/2022Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

The qualification covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks.

You will master the art of pipe bending and soldering techniques while working towards installing a range of plumbing systems.

And gain the underpinning theory work required to start you on your plumbing career.

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • A successful interview with a tutor
  • The ability to self-study
  • A genuine interest in the subject
  • Good communication skills
  • A hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Construction Skills (Plumbing)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

At B&FC we recognise that all students learn differently and our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn.

Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill.

Following demonstrations, you will then have hands on practical time where you will be implementing the skill learned.

There will be dedicated individual/self-study time which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments.

E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our Canvas platform for independent study and learning.

This qualification consists of 8 hours practical and 3 hours theory.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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